One of my favorite parts of gaming is picking my character’s name. I put a lot of thought into it. Is this character going to be tough or wimpy? Is she a butt-kicker or a sweet-talker – or somewhere in between? Are we talking thief or warrior or mage? It all goes into it. I’ve logged hours of real time struggling over this, especially in an MMO setting when you’re going to be tied to that name for years.
I have named my toons after Albanian fascists, epic fantasy villains, and constellations. A big part of how invested I am in the character is determined by how fitting I find the name. Currently, I’m playing a shaman in World of Warcraft by the name of Sulaco. She is named for the space ship in Aliens. A gal in my guild asked me where I got the name and I told her, and then I asked her where she got hers. She said, “Oh, it’s a porn star. All my names are!”
How do you choose your character names?